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Call for entries: British Book Design and Production Awards 2017

The British Printing Industries Federation, Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association, The Bookseller and BookMachine are calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017. These are the only industry awards to promote and celebrate the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry.

All books published between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 are eligible for entry in this year’s awards.  There are 17 categories that reflect the many various forms books can take including;

  • Literature
  • Digital
  • Limited Edition
  • Educational
  • Children’s
  • Trade
  • Self-Publishing

There is also a category for aspiring students to enter their work, with the chance to win a cheque for £500 as well as a short internship with a leading designer, publisher or printer.

Industry experts from the areas of design, publishing and production will judge the entries and stamp the book that outshines the rest with the title of ‘Book of the Year’.

The deadline for entries is Friday 30 June 2017.  The awards will be presented at a dazzling ceremony on 16 November 2017 at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair.

For further details on the awards please log on to www.britishbookawards.org, follow @BBDPAwards or contact Heena Bulsara at the BPIF on 020 7915 8338 or heena.bulsara@bpif.org.uk.

2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association have just announced the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016. The awards promote and acknowledge innovative book design and expert craftsmanship. Titles on the shortlist include iRobot from the Carlton Publishing Group, Lolita from the Folio Society and Malaysia, published by Orion Publishing. You can view the full shortlist here.

To decide on the shortlist – a panel of 5 judges, selected from the areas of design, publishing, production and retail gathered for two days at Oxford Brookes University, where they went through a gruelling selection process. From a staggering 575 high quality entries, 82 books rose to the top to make it on to the 2016 shortlist.

The winners of each category will be announced on Thursday 10 November at a stunning ceremony at the prestigious Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. To book early-bird tickets, please visit www.britishbookawards.org



2014 British Book Design and Production Awards presented

the sick rose

This year’s British Book Design and Production Awards – supported by the the British Printing Industries Federation and, as the name suggests, paying as much attention to the form as the content of nominated books – were awarded last week, with the big winners publishers Thames & Hudson, who took home three awards: Book of the Year and Exhibition Catalogues for Richard Barnett’s compendium of medical illustrations The Sick Rose [pictured above] and Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Education for OKIDO’s What’s Inside?

Judges said of The Sick Rose: ‘this beautifully crafted book held the judges’ attention and provoked our imagination like no other this year.’

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